Sadly, a recent FBI report shows that incidences of school and workplace violence are increasing annually. Even in the best of circumstances, emergency medical service (EMS) providers may not be in a position to immediately render aid to the wounded. Because of this, it is up to the individuals at the scene to help the victims and stop the bleeding. Studies show that hemorrhage (bleeding) represents the largest percentage of preventable deaths in penetrating trauma, such as shootings. In an effort to save innocent lives, the Casualty Care course applies the lessons learned from the global war on terror to your setting by teaching the basics of hemorrhage control. Research also shows that a feeling of helplessness is one of the leading causes of post-traumatic stress disorder. By empowering the staff to act, we hope to bring them peace of mind.
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